Calcigenous Cal*cig"e*nous, a. [L. calx, calcis, lime + -genouse.] (Chem.) Tending to form, or to become, a calx or earthlike substance on being oxidized or burnt; as magnesium, calcium. etc. [1913 Webster]

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